||1822 25C 25/50C Fine 15 NGC. B-2, R.5. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. As Mint Engraver Robert Scot or one of his assistants was preparing this die, he punched a 50 at the bottom of the reverse to show the denomination. When he realized that he was engraving a quarter dollar die, he corrected the mistake by punching 25 over the 50. This created a spectacular blundered die that must have been embarrassing at the time, but is highly popular today. Scot's famous blundered die was used for a short time at the end of 1822 quarter dollar production, and then set aside until it was retrieved for use in 1828. Only about 60 to 70 examples survive, suggesting an original mintage of 3,000 to 5,000 coins. Among those were a small number of proof examples. The Eric P. Newman Collection offers a pleasing circulated example that will make a nice addition to any specialized collection. The pewter-gray surfaces exhibit color and eye appeal that are far above average for the grade. Census: 1 in 15, 9 finer (10/13). Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $35.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $19,387.50 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.